northseatiger
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Broken Leg

Wed Jun 16, 2004 7:45 pm

Hey,
I've been a fool and broken my leg so I was wandering what are the rules about flying with a broken leg and can you fly with a cast on (mine is below the knee fibreglass cast).

Cheers Andy
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JAFA
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RE: Broken Leg

Wed Jun 16, 2004 7:48 pm

of course you can fly with a broken leg. You can't however occupy the exit seats because you need the extra room.
 
AvianceGirlUK
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RE: Broken Leg

Wed Jun 16, 2004 8:06 pm

you can fly with a cast, but you must split it during the flight, i think you should consult your doctor first in order for him/her to examine you and tell you how to cut the cast..
 
Sammyhostie
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RE: Broken Leg

Wed Jun 16, 2004 8:10 pm

The policy is almost like Aviance GirlUK say's but more definely is:

No flying 48 hours after the cast has been put on, after that you can.
(Because of swelling, tis can cause greater risk of DVT)

But you can fly immediately after the cast has been put on if it is a split cast or a slab cast. (Thats like a half cast or a full cast which as been split in the middle when the cast was put on)

This is what I was taught at BA and is also the same at the other charter companies I have worked for.

 
ua777222
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RE: Broken Leg

Wed Jun 16, 2004 8:39 pm

I had cartilage failure in my right knee and was flying SFO-LAX-F R A-LAX-SFO and on the SFO-LAX they were kind enough to bump 2 people next to me to different seats so I could have the row when cursing but when taxing and during takeoff and landing it had to be down. On the LAX-F R A I got a free shuttle between terminals (it's a bitch of a walk between the two, even by bus) and LH kindly placed me in business. Not as good as UA's 744 business but that's a different story.

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sevenheavy
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RE: Broken Leg

Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:27 pm

Hi,

Flying with a cast is no problem from an airlines perspective. however it should be pointed out that it may not be a comfortable experience unless you can get a couple of spare seats to yourself, or better still fly first or business class. You should definately consult your doctor prior to flying as having a cast fitted can also impede your circulation. You may also attract extra attention from secuity ( may sound unlikely but I've seen it happen!!).

Regards,

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jcs17
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RE: Broken Leg

Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:27 pm

On the LAX-F R A I got a free shuttle between terminals (it's a bitch of a walk between the two, even by bus) and LH kindly placed me in business. Not as good as UA's 744 business but that's a different story.

Damn, I want to break my leg now.
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mas a330
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RE: Broken Leg

Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:06 pm

My father's friend wants broke her leg while on safari and Emirates put her in First NBO-DXB-KUL
 
iairallie
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RE: Broken Leg

Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:14 am

Ask your doc for permission (getting it writting can't hurt). I've traveled on crutches several times. Give yourself plenty of time to make connections. In my experience the wheelchairs/carts are pretty unreliable. Ask the agents to seat you somewhere where there is space to elevate your leg. Hopefully they know the best spot. SWA in the first row of club seating had a spot that was perfect. Good luck don't be afraid to ask for ice or anything if you need it.
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freshlove1
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RE: Broken Leg

Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:24 am

Hey if you fly WN with your broken leg you can most certainly sit in the emergency exit row!!!! It dosen't matter to them
 
redngold
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RE: Broken Leg

Thu Jun 17, 2004 5:57 am

Freshlove1 - low blow!

Northseatiger - I have flown a couple of times while on crutches with a sprained ankle (I'm going on two years without a sprain! Yay!) Anyway the airlines were always helpful, preboarded me so that I didn't have to wait in the aisle or struggle to get my bag in the overhead, etc. One time, USAirways Express was gracious enough to offer me a wheelchair upon arrival at ABE (I declined, but took the elevator from the ramp.) They also gave me a ride on an electric cart from gate-to-gate at PHL.


redngold

PS Best wishes for good and speedy healing!

[Edited 2004-06-16 22:58:25]
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henpol747
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RE: Broken Leg

Thu Jun 17, 2004 6:09 am


After 2 days that the cast has been put on, and once the swelling has given up yo can fly without any problem. If you are flying coach try to get one of those seats inmediatly after the division between business and coach, you´ll have some extra space for your leg.

Cheers,

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northseatiger
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RE: Broken Leg

Thu Jun 17, 2004 10:45 pm

Cheers for the reply's, It will be a month scince I was put in plaster and I'm due to travel first class (honeymoon), So hopefully all will be good.
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